• 02-05-2007
    Jaybo
    Weird Easton EA 70 bar variance
    I bought an EA 70 that is thicker on one end than the other. My disc brake lever and shifters won't tighten down on the left side of the bar. Very weird. Anyone else ever experience this?

    Jaybo
  • 02-06-2007
    dHarriet
    i've got EA90s on gigi...and both ends are the same :thumbsup: mind you, i didn't measure...but there is no noticeable difference...i'd call easton in the morning...seems shady! :D
  • 02-06-2007
    Homebrew
    Huh, it looks like Easton was taken over by Bell Sports instead of Veltec. Anyway, give them a call and I'm sure they will take care of it. Or take it back to Universal or wherever you bought it.
  • 02-06-2007
    be350ka
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I bought an EA 70 that is thicker on one end than the other. My disc brake lever and shifters won't tighten down on the left side of the bar. Very weird. Anyone else ever experience this?

    Jaybo

    Are you talking about the EA 70 or the EC 70? Ive got the EA (alu) 70 and have not noticed this problem at all.

    Harriet: do you mean the EC 90?;)
  • 02-06-2007
    dHarriet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by be350ka
    Harriet: do you mean the EC 90?;)

    yes i do...oops...:blush:
    but either way...thickness should be the same on both sides...:)
  • 02-06-2007
    be350ka
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dHarriet
    yes i do...oops...:blush:
    but either way...thickness should be the same on both sides...:)

    Yes, indeed. It does seem strange that there is a variance between both sides.
  • 02-06-2007
    Random Drivel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I bought an EA 70 that is thicker on one end than the other. My disc brake lever and shifters won't tighten down on the left side of the bar. Very weird. Anyone else ever experience this?

    Jaybo

    No, but I did have an issue with the stem markings not being centered on a set . . . .
  • 02-06-2007
    FoShizzle
    I call "User Error" on this one :)
  • 02-06-2007
    Random Drivel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I call "User Error" on this one :)

    on me, or jaybo?

    If it is user error, just be glad I'm not in the wheelbuilding biz :D
  • 02-06-2007
    FoShizzle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    on me, or jaybo?

    If it is user error, just be glad I'm not in the wheelbuilding biz :D

    Jaybo, of course....I simply saw his name in the thread and made the assumption.

    Jaybo, this type of thing does not happen on a 29er by the way
  • 02-06-2007
    jokermtb
    china....yeah baby!

    as heard by worker X...."zang! I'm so fawking hugover this morning!!! Fookkkk!"

    you've been globalized, biotch! yow!
  • 02-06-2007
    Bob the Wheelbuilder
    I had an Easton 70 series road bar that rotated in the stem (also Easton) despite being cleaned carefully and set up with a torque wrench. Easton's customer service wanted to blame the stem until they found out it was theirs, then the tech wanted me to "caliper" (his words) the stem (how do you accurately measure the inside diameter and contour of a 2 piece stem, anyway?).


    They suggested I send the bar and stem back to Performance for a refund. I decided to try another set of the same components and they ended up working fine. Quality control and quality of service seem to be lacking a little at Easton.
  • 02-07-2007
    Jaybo
    Bar was fubar!
    Could be user error; I choose to use a shifter and brake levers on one side of the bar :) Neither fit. Universal never open Cycles gave me a new bar. One side was the wrong size.

    Jaybo
  • 02-07-2007
    miles e
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jokermtb
    you've been globalized, biotch! yow!

    :lol:
    I have to say though that my $$$ custom Black Sheep ti riser had the same problem, and I believe its tubing was domestically sourced. :rolleyes:
  • 02-11-2007
    endurowanker
    alright. interesting thread...


    --crosses easton off bar/stem to check out list--



    :madman: